Governor Scott Walker Rejects Fed Request for Park Closures, Chooses to Keep Wisconsin Parks Open

Governor Scott Walker Rejects Fed Request for Park Closures, Chooses to Keep Wisconsin Parks Open

Between Scott Walker, Ted Cruz and Rand Paul, the 2016 primary election will be a lot more exciting as opposed to that of 2012. Scott Walker just got a few more points thanks to his refusal to shut down parks in Wisconsin.

The state Department of Natural Resources on Wednesday refused a directive from the National Park Service to close a host of popular state properties because of the federal government shutdown.

The park service ordered state officials to close the northern unit of the Kettle Moraine, Devil’s Lake, and Interstate state parks and the state-owned portion of the Horicon Marsh, but state authorities rebuffed the request because the lion’s share of the funding came from state, not federal coffers.

State officials opted to keep public lands open as Gov. Scott Walker blamed both Republicans and Democrats for the partial government shutdown and said congressional leaders should run the nation more like Wisconsin.

Bravo, Governor. Bravo.

  • Tony Baker

    Good for Gov Walker now we need 34 more Govenors to do the same thing//Stay the course

  • Catrina Stern

    Thank you Gov. Scott Walker! Thank you for standing up for residents of Wiscsonsin!

  • Dean E. Gilles


    • Gethriel

      No way I’m voting Cruz out. He’s the type of person with which we should replace ‘em.

      • Julius Lovell

        naturally you would say that troll

        • Gethriel

          You’re just calling me a troll ’cause I have yellow teeth and large incisors! lol. troll. like the pot calling the kettle black.

  • Kathy Garcia


  • cuinsong

    Bravo for Scott W., Kiss my posterior Obama is the rally call!

  • jrboss93

    I would definitely like to see more states do the same thing. Along with a push to reduce or eliminate federal involvement in as many areas as possible.

  • KABAR2

    Now all we need is half a million people to march on D.C. and re-open the people’s monuments It seems they have forgotten who they work for and it is time to remind them,